This weekend was made of awesome and win. Not only because it was three days long, thanks to Columbus Day, but because I had great times with friends, food, and adventures.
Saturday I spent most of the day inside, resting up, but a coworker invited me to Apple Fest at Goold Orchard. It was a bit laid back, but fun, and I got to take a lot of photos. We were with her roommate and their friends, and I realized how much I take it for granted that my friends expect photos to be taken pretty much anywhere we go; if I don’t have my camera, enough of my friends are serious amateur photographers that someone is shooting, probably with a DSLR. At Apple Fest, they were asking “What is he taking pictures of?” and “Why is he taking so many pictures?” I forget that this is not normal to some people.
Sunday was the big day, three of us had planned a hike and then a relaxed dinner. We went to Kaaterskill Falls, my favorite hike in the area. The last time I went was in the early Spring, but that was a bit underwhelming because of the company, plus I didn’t have my DSLR at the time. So, an opportunity to take better photos and spend time with better company. We even climbed the extremely dangerous section, where people routinely die — yes, die. After the hike, we stopped at one of the best farm stands I’ve ever seen, ever, that not only had great produce (and some of the biggest pumpkins I’ve personally been in the presence of) but was amazingly inexpensive. Fifty cent eggplants! We got supplies to make squash soup, eggplant lasagne, and mulled cider. I cooked, my friends relaxed, and by the time food was ready five awesome people were at my house and it was a perfect intimate, spontaneous dinner party.
Monday, extra day off, and super lazy day. My roommate recently got streaming Netflix on the XBox, so I spent most of the day under a blanket on the couch watching movies and drinking tea. Too much tea. I had to call a someone over later on for a small emergency — don’t ask — and she stuck around to finish a movie with me and share some peach sorbet, which turned out to be the perfect denouement.
All in all, another great fall weekend. This is my favorite season, and this year it’s outdoing any other fall I’ve ever had. Thanks, everyone!